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6 Naturally Impossible Places in the World

Umer Farooq is a student of pre medical. He loves to write on environment,social issues and about religion activities as well.

Are there some strange places in World?

The world is about full of adventure and beauty. We can explore world by traveling. Traveling doesn't only includes beautiful places. There are many naturally impossible and strange places in world,where we can visit easily.

Six most strange places in world are:

1. Darvaza Gas Crater,Turkmenistan

2. Cañó Cristales,Colombia

3. Antelope Canyon,America

4. Waitomo Glowworm Caves,New Zealand

5. Haukadalur Valley,Iceland

6. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park,Brazil

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1. Darvaza Gas Crater,Turkmenistan

The Darvaza Gas Crater also known as the 'Door to Hell', is a natural gas field collapsed into a Cavern located in Derweze,Turkmenistan. The gas reserve found here is one of the largest in the world. The gas crater has a diameter of 69m (226ft) and it's depth is 30m (98ft).

According to Turkmen geologist Anatoly Bushmakin,the site was identified by Soviet engineers in 1971. When the gas crater was found,the engineers considered it advisable to burn the gas off. It was estimated that the gas would burn off within a few weeks,but it has instead continued to burn for 49 years and it was expected to keep on burning.

Turkmen government has planed to increase their natural gas production through Darvaza Gas crater for better export,from its then yearly production level to a new production level o 225 billion cubic meters (7.9 trillion cubic feet) by 2030. The Turkmen government hopes that the crater will become a popular tourist attraction as it is now becoming more famous among the people. The surrounding area of this crater is also popular for wild desert camping.

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2. Caño Cristales,Colombia

Cañó Cristales is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta. The river commonly known as the "River of Five Colors" or the "Liquid Rainbow". The bed of the river from the end of July through November is variously colored yellow,green,blue,black and especially red.

Cañó Cristales is a fast-flowing river having a length of 100km with many waterfalls. Small circular pits known as giant's kettles can be found in many parts of riverbed,which have been formed by pebbles or chunks of harder rocks.

Cañó Cristales has a wide variety of aquatic plants. The water of the river is extremely clear due to the lack of nutrients. Almost unique is the bright red-pink coloration of riverbed after the rainy period in the end of June-November. Over the years some have said the river is one of the most beautiful on earth. National Geographic quotes that the river seems to have been from the" The Garden of Eden."

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3. Antelope Canyon,America

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest,on Navajo land east of page,Arizona. It includes two separate,scenic slot sections,referred to as Upper Antelope Canyon,known as 'The Crack' and Lower Antelope Canyon,known as 'The Corkscrew'. The total floor elevation of Antelope Canyon is 3,704ft and the lengths of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons are 660ft and 1,335ft respectively. The depth of Antelope Canyon is about 120ft.

Upper Antelope Canyon is called Tsé bighánílíní, 'the place where water runs through rocks' by the Navajo. It is the most frequently visited by tourists because it's entrance and entire length are at ground level,requiring no climbing. Beams of direct sunlight radiating down from openings at the top of the canyon are much more common. Light beams start to peak into the canyon,March 20 and disappear by October 7.

Lower Antelope Canyon,called Hazdistazí or spiral rock arches by Navajo,is located several miles from Upper Antelope Canyon,prior to the installation of metal stairways,visiting this Canyon required climbing.

Antelope Canyon is popular location for photographers and sightseers,and a source of tourism business for Navajo Nation. It has been accessible by tour only since 1997,when the Navajo Tribe made it a Navajo Tribal Park. All visits to the Antelope Canyon are through one of several licensed tour operators. It is not possible to visit the Canyon independently.

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The Candle at Upper Antelope Canyon

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Metal Stairs Leading Out,Lower Antelope Canyon

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4. Waitomo Glowworm Caves,New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for it's population of Arachnocampa luminosa,a glow species found exclusively in New Zealand. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri cave and the Aranui cave.

Volcanic activity has created around 300 known limestone caves in the Waitomo region over the last 30 million years. The limestone formation in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occurred when the region was still under the ocean about 30 million years ago. The limestone is composed of fossilized corals,seashells,fish skeletons and many small marine organisms on the seabeds.

The most common animals in the caves are insects. These includes albino cave ants and giant crickets but the most renowned is the Glowworm Arachnocampa luminosa. Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a unique and attractive places in New Zealand. There are organized tours that include a boat ride under the glowworms.

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The Cathedral in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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5. Haukadalur Valley,Iceland

Haukadalur is the name of a valley in Iceland. It lies to the north of Laugarvatn lake in the south of Iceland.

Haukadalur is home to some of the most famous sights in Iceland:the geysers and other geothermal features which have developed on the Laugarfjall rhyolitic dome. The biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself,which gave us the word 'geyser'. Strokkur is very dependable and erupts every 5 to 10 minutes,whereas the bigger Geysir nowadays erupts very rarely.

Earthquakes are also known to have activated local geysers in the recent past,including the earthquakes that occurred on 17 and 21 July 2000. Due to be geysers the valley has been a popular tourist attraction since the 18th century.

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View of Haukadalur Valley from Laugarfjall

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6. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park,Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is a national park located in Maranhão state in northeastern Brazil,just east of the Baía de São José. Protected on June 2,1981,the 155,000ha park includes 70km of coastline,and an interior composed of rolling sand dunes. During the rainy season,the valleys among the dunes fill will freshwater lagoons,prevented from draining due to impermeable rock beneath.

The lagoons in the park are often interconnected with one another,as well as with the rivers that run through the area. The park is home of four species listed as endangered,the scarlet ibis,the neotropical otter,the oncilla and the West Indian manatee. The park also includes 133 species of plants,112 species of birds and at least 42 species of reptiles.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park receives as many as 60,000 visitors a year,and is a popular destination for ecotourism,given its unique physical features. Common activities within the park include surfing,canoeing,adventure tourism,rustic camping,horseback riding,all-terrain vehicle and water tours.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Umer Farooq

Comments

Khalid Abubakar on May 24, 2020:

Very well illustrated and informative.

Umer Farooq (author) from Karachi on May 20, 2020:

Thank you

Liz Westwood from UK on May 20, 2020:

This is an extremely well-illustrated article about some amazing places.

Ushbaanjum123 on May 20, 2020:

Your articles are amazing

I love reading your articles because you give such a good information

And i like the way you describe nature

Keep writing

Best of luck